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Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Invermay Park, Victoria

Returned & Services League of Australia, Victorian Sub-Branch. We hold wartime memorabilia covering all theatres of war. The Ballarat RSL is functioning as a traditional Sub Branch situated on the outskirts of Ballarat, just a 6 minute drive from the CBD. The RSL is a part of 'Midlands - Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club' which offers full Bar/Bistro/Gaming services as well as an 18 hole golf course and lawn bowls. Our sole responsibility is the welfare/social interaction of our members.

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330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria 3350 (map)
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+61 03 5332 3300

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Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Dawn Pope (F3207460). Dawn Pope was not a prisoner of war.

Folder - War Maps

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Book - "Return to Civil Life"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

From Jim Wallace

Ribbon - "Empire Day"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to John Leonard GROAT. He was born on 1/02/1897 in Ballarat, VIC. John Leonard served in the AIF (12458) enlisting on, 21/10/1915 in Ballarat, VIC before being killed in action on duties with the 10th FLD AMBUL as a Army Non-Commissioned Lance Corporal / Lance Bombardier (LCPL/LBDR) on 16/10/1917. John Leonard GROAT was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Frederick Thomas GROAT (Father). John Groat was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal, British Military Medal GV.

Africa Star

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Six pointed star-shaped medallion in dark golden colour, attached by a ring to a ribbon of mustard yellow, navy, red and light blue stripes of varying thicknesses. Ribbon ends are frayed and not attached to a bar. The cast medallion features a circle with text around the circumference and a monogram in the interior, topped with a crown motif. Further inscriptions are stamped into the reverse

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This object relates to Edward LE MARSHALL. He was born on 16/09/1914 in Steiglitz, VIC. Edward served in the Army (VX28243) enlisting on, 18/06/1940 in Mount Egerton, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 3 LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT REG RAA as a Army Non-Commissioned Gunner (GNR) on 29/05/1941. Edward LE MARSHALL was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Ernest LE MARSHALL. Edward LE MARSHALL was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, War Medal 1939-1945.

Inscriptions & Markings

Around front circle: “THE AFRICA STAR” Stamped into the reverse: “VX28243, J. E. LE MARSHALL”

Untitled

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Edmund James FLYNN. He was born on 15/08/1913 in Nintingbool, VIC. Edmund James served in the Army (VX103381) enlisting on, 25/06/1942 in Nintingbool, VIC before being discharged from duties with the AACC A/L 8 AUST INF BN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 04/04/1946. Edmund James FLYNN was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is John FLYNN. Edmund Flynn was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Australian Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Headset Complete - Signalling

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

With hand microphone attached

Pistol - German Flare

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Crochet Work

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to James KELLY. He was born on 1/01/1890 in Warragul, VIC. James served in the AIF (333) enlisting on, 10/09/1914 before being killed in action on duties with the 14TH BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 27/08/1915. James KELLY was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Micheal KELLY (Father) - Trentham. James Kelly was awarded the Victory Medal, British War Medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

Note attached reads - "This crochet work was done by Mabel TRUDGEON in memory of her oldest brother, Richard of Welshman's Reef near Newstead who was killed in France early in 1918. The enclosed card was his last word to home."

Folder - Diaries Copies WW1 & WW2

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Mirror - Arch of Victory

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Shield - "Australia Remembers 1945-1995"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Inscriptions & Markings

"R & SL Ballarat Sub Branch In Appreciation VP Day Celebrations 1995"

Wallet

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Jack WILLIAMS. He was born on 1/01/1893 in Ballarat, VIC. Jack served in the Army (92) enlisting on, 24/08/1914 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 8 Battalion as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 20/11/1918. Jack WILLIAMS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Mr & Mrs Williams, 907 Urquhart St. Jack Williams was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Inscriptions & Markings

Note inside reads:- "Enlisted with 8th Battalion in 1914 at start of World War 1 & was on ship coming home on leave in 1918 when armestice was signed. Was a runner, used to run messages to the fighting line. 8th Batt was Ballarat's own & red& white (pat

Registration Plate - 142376

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Pocket Watch

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Brand = New Haven Pedometer

Bayonet & Scabbard

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Australia Service Medal 1939-1946

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Norman Francis /Francis Norman McINTOSH. He was born on 29/03/1895 in Ballarat, VIC though the Date of Birth given on his WWII enlistment is 29/3/1900. McIntosh enlisted on 15/8/1944, in Abbotsford and served in Port Moresby. He was discharged on 4/1/1946 at which time he was posted with the 128 Aust Gen Hosp (624 / 34138; VX149550). He also served with the 3 ARMY BDE as a Army Non-Commissioned DVR (GNR) in WWI, having enlisted on 28/11/1916 in Ballarat, VIC and been discharged on 27/11/1919. Norman Francis /Francis Norman McINTOSH was not a prisoner of war.

1914 - 1915 Star

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Herman Claude BENHAM. He was born on 1/07/1895 in Geelong, VIC. Herman Claude served in the AIF (3690) enlisting on, 13/08/1915 in Drysdale, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 7TH BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 25/03/1919. Herman Claude BENHAM was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is James BENHAM (Father). Herman Benham was awarded the British War Medal and the 1914-1915 Star.

Folder - 8th Battalion

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Also Lt. Col. Bolton History

Record of Service Book

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Ian Grant GRAHAM. He was born on 13/05/1912 in Ballarat, VIC. Ian Grant served in the Army (VX115742; V52949) enlisting on, 12/08/1942 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 8 AUST INF BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Sergeant (SGT) on 12/12/1945. Ian Grant GRAHAM was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Gwen GRAHAM.

War Medal 1939-1945

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Ian Ernest STADUS. He was born on 09/11/1922 in Dimboola, VIC. Ian Ernest served in the RAN Reserve (PM3734) enlisting on, 15/10/1941 before being discharged from duties with the HMAS Lonsdale on 21/02/1946. Ian Ernest STADUS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Bessie Agnes STADUS (mother). Ian Ernest Stadus was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Korea Medal

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Edward Gerald CAMPION. He was born on 30/10/1924 in Liverpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND. Edward Gerald served in the RAN (R40903) enlisting on, 31/08/1951 in Auburn, VIC before being discharged from duties with the HMAS SYDNEY as a on 22/02/1952. Edward Gerald CAMPION was a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Josephine CAMPION (Mother). Edward Campion was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, France and Germany Star, Korea Medal, UN Medal for Korea, War Medal 1939-1945.

Photo framed RAAF

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

RAAF flight over Oil Rig in Bass Strait, RAAFA.

Photographs x 18

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Found in wallet (455)

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This object relates to Ernest Joseph LEWIS. He was born on 20/05/1911 in Carlton, VIC. Ernest Joseph served in the Army (VX73578) enlisting on, 27/01/1942 in West Brunswick, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 15 FLD REGIMENT as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 03/10/1945. Ernest Joseph LEWIS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Ethel LEWIS.

Miniature Medal - Australian Service Medal 1945-1975

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Alwyn Harvey ROBERTS. He was born on 18/02/1925 in Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Alwyn Harvey served in the RAAF (129061) enlisting on, 26/04/1943 in Prahran, VICTORIA before being discharged from duties with the AIRFORCE HEADQUARTERS as a RAAF Non-Commissioned Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman (LAC/W) on 25/07/1946. His next of kin is Charles ROBERTS, father. Alwyn Harvey ROBERTS was not a prisoner of war. Alwyn Roberts was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Service Medal of the Order of St. John.

Photograph - Victory March Melbourne June 1946

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Heather KENNEDY (n�e CAMERON) in front row

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This object relates to Heather Jean CAMERON. She was born on 13/04/1923 in Warracknabeal, VIC. Heather Jean served in the Army (VF514388) enlisting on, 06/11/1943 in East Brighton, VIC before being discharged from duties with the AUSTRALIAN WOMENS ARMY as a Army Non-Commissioned Gunner (GNR) on 11/09/1946. Heather Jean CAMERON was not a prisoner of war. Heather Cameron was awarded the Australia Service Medal 1939-1946 and the War Medal 1939-1945. Her next of kin is Hugh CAMERON.

British War Medal 1914-20

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Herbert Francis Henry LYONS. He was born on 1/01/1892 in Egerton, VIC. Herbert Francis Henry served in the AIF(2840) enlisting on, 28/04/1976 in Ballan, VIC before being killed in action on duties with the 3rd LHR MACHINE GUN SQN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 26/10/1918. Herbert Francis Henry LYONS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Myrtle LYONS (Sister). Herbert Lyons was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Wallet - Leather

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Charles Ben French. He was born on 17 November 1904 in Melbourne, Victoria. Charles French served in the NZ Merchant Navy as a Merch. Navy Non-Commissioned Baker (BAKER). He was not taken as a prisoner of war.

Inscriptions & Markings

Gold engraving - City of Kew, Victoria Insignia, Presented by The Mayor, Councillors and Citizens of the City of Kew to C B French on enlistment for Active Service Abroad 1941

British War Medal 1914-20

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Historical information

This object relates to Ian Ernest STADUS. He was born on 09/11/1922 in Dimboola, VIC. Ian Ernest served in the RAN Reserve (PM3734) enlisting on, 15/10/1941 before being discharged from duties with the HMAS Lonsdale on 21/02/1946. Ian Ernest STADUS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Bessie Agnes STADUS (mother). Ian Ernest Stadus was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Pamphlet - English translation (War end)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park